Asheville, NC (PRWEB) December 10, 2013
For over 30 years, those seeking to enjoy and protect the unspoiled beauty of the great outdoors have followed the Leave No Trace Seven Principles: a set of universal guidelines for preserving the wilderness and reducing your impact on natural surroundings. Now, leading hammock manufacturer Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO), is bringing these principles to the hammocking community with the release of “A Hammockers Guide To: Responsible Hammocking.” The initiative features tips and illustrations on how to appropriately set up and use your hammock to best ensure your safety and the protection of the areas around you.
The brain child of brothers Peter and Paul Pinholser, ENO hammocks were crafted to provide a portable slice of personal paradise for habitual campers, festival-goers and outdoor solace-seekers. Fourteen years later, the company is still sticking to their tree-hugging roots, continuing to expand their collection of durable, lightweight hammocks and accessories that require minimal set-up and take up very little space.
“Our goal with the ENO hammock was to create the ultimate personal relaxation station that can easily be set up and taken down without damaging natural surroundings,” said Natalie DeRatt, Media and Marketing Manager for ENO. “We feel it’s our responsibility to share with our fellow hammockers how easy it is to enjoy our products while being aware of these principles. We want to keep everyone happy, including Mother Nature.”
“A Hammockers Guide To: Responsbile Hammocking” includes setting your hammock up at least 200 feet away from lakes and streams, avoiding dead trees, and looking for an established campsite free of undergrowth to set up your hammock. ENO also suggests using “tree saver” straps, which are made of soft webbing and wrap around the tree, minimizing damage to the bark. Hammockers should avoid hanging their ENO hammock more than 18” off the ground in order to prevent accidents and/or damage to higher branches and leaves.
ENO plans to foster the growth of their new initiative through 2014 with the additional release of a fun and helpful responsible hammocking video launching at the Winter Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, UT on January 22-25, 2014.
Eagles Nest Outfitters, the brain child of brothers Peter and Paul Pinholster, was founded in the summer of 1999. Growing steadily from a two-man, one-van operation, to the leading provider of ingeniously crafted parachute hammocks and outdoor accessories, the company offers the highest quality relaxation products for adventure travelers and outdoors lovers everywhere. ENO products are sold in over 1500 retail locations in 10 countries, and online at http://www.enonation.com.